Almodóvar proves with his new twisted tale of obsession and perfection why he is a master of cinematic art. I’ve always been interested in plastic surgery especially that of the face, as this is a marker of one’s identity.
So, I was thrilled when I heard that Almodóvar was exploring this subject in his new film. Based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel ‘Mygale’ (published in English as Tarantula) and with influences from Georges Franju’s ‘Eyes Without a Face’, The Skin I live In, is a sophisticated and beautifully shot horror film about a plastic surgeon (Antonia Banderas) and his bizarre relationship with a young beautiful woman (played by Elena Anaya), who he is holding captive at his sprawling estate in Toledo.
I’ve said too much already. The less you know upon entering the cinema, the better. Do not deliberate, go and see it for yourself now. You will not be disappointed.